Buying Assistant

  • Permanent
  • Bristol, South West
  • Posted 29th June 2018
  • £17000 - £18000 per Annum
  • Ref: SW1225
Buying Assistant

My client is going through a period of significant growth, and as such have a requirement to recruit a couple of Buying Assistants. They are a unique and fast paced organisation, with roles based at the Bristol head office. This is a fantastic opportunity to start a career in Retail Buying, and would suit someone who is creative and has an enthusiasm for product. The role will work closely with the Senior Buyer and Buyers and require you to liaise and negotiate with suppliers/vendors across the globe.

*Support the buyer, in liaising with vendors within the allocated categories, ensuring that the company is represented and protected at all times
*Develop and produce business and sales reports as designated by the buyer. In addition, develop and produce ad hoc sales / stock / ranging reports as directed
*Secure product samples as necessary for the Range Reviews and other activities
*Secure and organise shop staff training programmes and product manuals
*Maintain vendor price lists and assortments and update system as required
*Secure all necessary product data, pricing, legal and technical information from the vendors
*Liaise with various stakeholders to ensure delivery issues, invoices and any customer complaints are resolved
*Support the Buyer with the maintenance of the category range across all shops
*Liaise with the visual marketing department to ensure that all product POS materials include the correct description and selling price information
*Support the Buyer with the management of the merchandise supply chain
*Source promotional materials where necessary to support the promotional programme
*Maintain and update the structured merchandise layout plans of each shop

*Excellent and effective verbal and written communication skills
*Excellent PC skills with a high standard of Outlook, Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint
*An adaptable attitude towards change, opportunities and project tasks as designated
*Structured planning, organisation and time management skills.
*A team player who relishes the opportunity of working within an entrepreneurial environment and delivering results against challenging targets

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a unique business in an entry level role, and develop a career in Retail Buying.

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